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Statement by UNDP Administrator for World Environment Day 2018

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNDP

On World Environment Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Administrator, Achim Steiner, reiterated the detrimental effects of single-use plastic, which to date has amassed an island of plastic 3 times the size of France, and is curren …


Go Wild for Life!

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNESCO

On World Environment Day, Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) delivered remarks about how wildlife is an integral piece of our environment and biosphere. She has stressed be …

UNEP World Map of Events

World Map of Events

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNEP

For the week of World Environmental Day, UNEP put together a World Map of Events which youth can use to help identify global events and activities related to the day. One activity accessed from the map is about a campaign involving 600 students and sco …


Why You Are Never Too Young to Make a Difference

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP’s) Young Champions of the Earth recipient (2016)  Afroz Shah dedicates every weekend to wade through Mumbai’s shores to pick up debris including  plastic waste along the coastline. Due to his environmental …

UNFPA: Rwanda's M4RH

Rwanda’s Mobile for Reproductive Health (M4RH) for Youth

March 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNFPA

Improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health knowledge and services remains an important goal for Rwanda. The M4RH initiative is a smart and innovative solution designed to give young people in Rwanda access to accurate information …

ILO: ECOSOC Youth Forum

Young People call for Action on Decent Work at ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018

March 2018 | ILO, News, UN Entities

At the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, about 200 participants participated in an interactive conversation known as an “IDEATHON”. The event focused on the role of science, technology and innovation in boosting youth engagement, development and resilien …